In light of the recent social media attacks directed at students of color and non-Christian students at Kennesaw State University, the deans, department chairs, and school directors of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences emphasize our commitment to condemn and confront hate-speech and discrimination directed against members of our campus community. We celebrate differences of color, religion, and sexual orientation and identity as we prepare our students for the diversity they will encounter in the workplace. We call on members of our college and the wider campus community to affirm the CHSS mission “to empower our students to understand the human condition, to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, and to become contributing citizens in a global society.” It is the responsibility of all members of the KSU community—including students, faculty, staff and administrators—to challenge and report violations of the Student Code of Conduct and to help foster a safe and peaceful campus. We must engage these issues rather than being silent.

Welcome to the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Kennesaw State University! We offer majors in Sociology and Criminal Justice, in both traditional and fully online formats. The department also offers a Masters in Criminal Justice. As well, the department offers minors in Criminal Justice, Criminology, Gerontology, Medical Sociology, and Sociology. The department actively promotes experiential learning. Sociology and Criminal Justice undergraduate majors are required to complete an internship, cooperative studies, or a study abroad. We also value and promote global learning; our faculty have offered study abroad opportunities in Ghana, Germany and Netherlands, and South Korea and Thailand. Our department houses the official journal of the Georgia Sociological Association, the Journal of Public and Professional Sociology.

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